On this day 25 April 1911
On this day 25 April 1911 First batch of flying certificates for Navy pilots
Royal Aero Club certificates gained at Eastchurch, by Lieutenant Charles Rumney Samson, certificate #71, and Lieutenant Arthur Murray Longmore, certificate #72, flying Short Biplanes. At Brooklands, Lieutenant Wilfred Parke gained certificate #73 in a Bristol Biplane (died in an air accident, 15 December 1912).
Image of Cdr Samson copyright FAA Museum.
Image Lt Wilfred Parke RN, seen here hands-in-pockets with Samuel Cody, received Certificate No.73 having paid for his own training at Brooklands. See article in Heritage, Timeline 12 April 1903 to find out about Samuel Cody.